Monday, January 27, 2014

Kansas Day - January 29

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On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state admitted into the Union. Which means this year (2014) Kansas will be celebrating its 153rd birthday. Below is a list of where the public can celebrate our states birthday this year.

Jan 29

  • Re-Dedication of the Kansas Capital Building
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Kansas Day will be commemorated at the Kansas State Capitol with a dedication ceremony of the newly restored building. Events are also planned for the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka and several state historic sites.

  • Kansas Day at the Museum of History
    10th and Jackson
    9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861! Join us as we explore the rich heritage of Kansas and commemorate its 153rd birthday!

    The special exhibit, "Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collection and the Community," features timeless beauties to contemporary art quilts from the museum collections and generous lenders. Kansas Day visitors can explore the creativity and skill of Kansans in the exhibit and then speak with other Kansas artisans demonstrating throughout the museum galleries.

    Kansas Day at the Museum features:

    Hands-on standards based activities
    Main Gallery exhibits
    "Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collection and the Community" exhibit
    Demonstrations of historic crafts and skills
    Teaching carts with historic objects
    - Kansas State Historical Society

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